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Oral history interview with Philip Maisel

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.82.2.5 | RG Number: RG-50.810.0005

Philip (Falk) Maisel, born on August 15, 1922 in Vilnius, Lithuanian, discusses his twin sister Bella Hirshorn and older brother Josef (both survived the Holocaust); the occupation of Vilnius by the Soviets and then the Germans; the persecution of Jews by Lithuanians and Germans; the massacre of Jews; the two ghettos in Vilnius; learning to be an automotive electrician; the liquidation of the ghetto in September 1943; being sent to extract shale oil in Estonia work camps; being sent to several camps, including Dautmergen, Frommern, Schömberg, and Struthof; his jobs at the various camps; being sent on a death march; going to Ostrach, Germany, where they were liberated by French troops; going to Balingen near Frommern and working for the French Army and UNRRA; being a witness to a trial of the guards in Rastatt, Germany; his thoughts on Kapos; and his work at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, Australia.


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Interviewee
Phillip Maisel
Interviewer
Diana Mara Henry
Date
interview:  2015
Language
English
Extent
4 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diana Mara Henry
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:37:46
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